The Fifth Avenue Hotel is delighted to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Mullins as Managing Director for the hotel, and Chief Operating Officer of Flâneur Hospitality. Bringing over three decades of experience in the luxury hospitality sector, Elizabeth is a respected leader who will oversee all hotel operations, as well as leadership of Flâneur Hospitality.
Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science from The University of New Hampshire and launched her career at The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, fulfilling a childhood dream of being part of the iconic brand. For the next 28 years, Elizabeth’s career spanned continents as she led hotels in key markets in California, Philadelphia, Maui, Washington, D.C., Hong Kong, and New York City. Elizabeth was additionally the Area Vice President for Ritz-Carlton for a decade. For the last seven years, Elizabeth oversaw Hotels and Premium services at the Walt Disney Company. In this role, she maintained oversight of development, strategy and the various high touch businesses that serve the affluent consumer.
“I am thrilled to join the team at The Fifth Avenue Hotel and Flâneur Hospitality,” stated Elizabeth Mullins. “A blend of heritage and innovation, The Fifth promises to usher in a new era of hospitality. I am excited to return to New York and eagerly look forward to charting this new course and creating moments of delight for all who enter our doors.”
The Fifth Avenue Hotel will open its doors in October 2023, welcoming travelers and New Yorkers alike to an enchanting experience in the heart of Manhattan. Ideally located at the northwest corner of Fifth Avenue and 28th Street, The Fifth Avenue Hotel reflects the collaboration of some of the most creative minds in design, art, gastronomy and hospitality, merging the city’s heritage with its future. Pioneering a singular hospitality experience offering the highest level of luxury and service that inspires exploration, fascination, and wonder, The Fifth will chart its own course, encouraging guests to slow down and fully engage with their surroundings.
Steeped in history, The Fifth is composed of The Mansion, a historic landmark designed by stories architecture firm McKim, Mead & White, and The Tower, a striking new 24-story glass tower designed by Perkins Eastman and PBDW Architects. The site was once the home and carriage house of Ms. Charlotte Goodridge, a leading figure in Manhattan’s Gilded Age society. Paying homage to the legacy and lifestyle of those who once resided on Fifth Avenue, the design of The Fifth offers a distinctly residential vision that immerses guests in an atmosphere that suggests a home away from home. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Café Carmellini, will pay homage to the culinary past of New York while being firmly rooted in contemporary tastes, spear-headed by the acclaimed Chef Andrew Carmellini.